The Monticelli Castle in Marsciano
there luoghi that are able to reconcile with the world and with themselves: this is true essenza of Castle of Monticelli.
It is without a doubt the destinazione ideal for those in search of the tranquility peace and the welfare.
Il precious enchantment of one nature suggestive ed uncontaminated and of treasures artistic prominent in it guarded, still partly unknown, will be able to give you emozioni forgotten and indescribable. In the context medieval of Castle of Monticelli history is breathed in every corner.
situated in "green heart " d'Italia, the Umbrian land, is an excellent starting point to visit the beautiful art cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, Gubbio, Norcia e Orvieto.
The history of the Monticelli Castle
The first testimony of Monticelli It dates back to 1115, a year in which a bubble of Pope Pasquale II confirms to monastero Benedictine of St. Peter of Perugia the relevance of the church of St. Paul in Monticelli.
Theapse of the church contains delicates frescoes of 1315-19 attributed to Meo from Siena. Among the saints there is S. Costanzo, the first bishop of Perugia, which according to the cardinal Cesare Baronio he would have taken refuge in "Monticelli" in the 174 after Christ (Acta Sanctorum).
The more parts ancient di Monticelli certainly go back to the Twelfth century. Over the centuries numerous restorations they changed its function and appearance.
Until the 1460-80 was a monastery Benedictine, then it became one place of residence noble summer. But between the 595 and the 774 the border of the Byzantine corridor passed to about 40 meters from the Monticelli hill and it is very likely that the 3 oldest towers date back to that period. It is no coincidence that the Ministry of Cultural Heritage has called the historic dwelling Nucleo Antico or Castello di Monticelli. To defend the corridor from Lombard a dam was also built on the Nestore river, tributary of the Tiber, and the valley remained flooded for centuries.
I Monks di St. Peter they reclaimed the valley shortly after the year 1000.
Services: well-being, relaxation and history in every corner
Concerts at Castello Monticelli from April to October 2018
Come and spend a pleasant weekend in an ancient castle surrounded by the green hills of Umbria. Be pampered by our excellent cuisine and relax in our beautiful suites with stunning views of the surrounding valleys and Perugia to 18 km away.
In the 2017 we organized an exhibition of modern art from 18 March to the 1 May. This year we organize 27 evening concerts from April to October. For details on the program visit www.castellomonticelli.com.
At Castello Monticelli we have also created for our guests a special cultural itinerary to visit chapels, castles and ancient monasteries lost in the small medieval villages of the surroundings, all unknown, but surrounded by enchanting landscapes and rich works of art by famous artists, including the Perugino.
Prices b & b
- Low season: from € 65,00
- High season: from € 100,00